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Foreclose   /fɔrklˈoʊz/   Listen

(past & past part. foreclosed; pres. part. foreclosing)
Keep from happening or arising; make impossible.  Synonyms: forbid, forestall, preclude, prevent.  "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
Subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage.

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"Foreclose" Quotes from Famous Books

... her with a great shame. She felt herself a dilemma. It had been no part of her purpose to allude his debts. Viewed in the light of what was to follow, it would seem to him that she was trying to foreclose his affection. That could not be allowed to pass; the error must be rectified. And yet! . . . And yet this very error must be cleared up before she could make her full wish apparent. She seemed to find herself compelled by inexorable circumstances ...
— The Man • Bram Stoker

... a Brocken-piece I might essay, But bolts of heathendom foreclose the way. The Grecian folk were ne'er worth much, 'tis true, Yet with the senses' play they dazzle you; To cheerful sins the human heart they lure, While ours are reckoned gloomy and obscure. And ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, • Editor-in-Chief: Kuno Francke

Words linked to "Foreclose" :   preclude, head off, baffle, forfend, frustrate, block, save, obviate, halt, thwart, blockade, forefend, hinder, spoil, make unnecessary, stop, stymie, obstruct, kibosh, ward off, foreclosure, deflect, avert, bilk, fend off, avoid, forbid, debar, foil, scotch, queer, embarrass, stave off, cross, stymy, reclaim, repossess

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